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Robins Kaplan LLP

Antitrust

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What the team is known for

A plaintiff firm well known for its trial capabilities and courtroom performances in large and complex industry-changing litigation. Also represents defendants in an array of antitrust situations. Features varied expertise, leading cases involving clients in diverse industries including financial services, transportation and pharmaceuticals. Acts in criminal investigations concerning all manner of anticompetitive allegations, including bid rigging and price fixing.

Strengths

Interviewees report: "It has an enviable track record litigating and winning big antitrust cases and securing favorable settlements. Whether it is credit card fees or automobile parts, the results speak for themselves."

Work highlights

Continued to act as co-lead counsel in the high-profile Visa and Mastercard MDL representing a class of over 10 million US merchants who accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards and debit cards for the purchase of goods and services.

Notable practitioners

Craig Wildfang has decades of experience litigating competition disputes, often on behalf of major consumer classes. He is particularly noted for his work on behalf of plaintiffs in the financial and agricultural sectors.
"Craig leverages his tremendous experience to provide real strategic value-add to the lawyers running the litigation day to day." "The highest level of professionalism and legal skills."

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Overview

The Robins Kaplan Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is one of the nation’s premier antitrust practices. Our team of legal professionals hails from diverse backgrounds, including former trial attorneys from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the former Co-Chair of the antitrust practice of a nationally recognized AmLaw 100 firm, two former U.S. Attorneys, and the current president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Our Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group is one of few national practices to have obtained landmark successes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in major antitrust litigation and at trial, including in several of the most significant antitrust cases ever litigated. With nearly $10 billion in recoveries for antitrust plaintiffs in the past several years alone and a long history of successfully defending Fortune 100 companies in antitrust disputes, Robins Kaplan regularly ranks as one of the top firms in the United States for antitrust litigation.

Notable results include:

  • Obtained a $5.54 billion settlement, the largest known settlement of a private antitrust action in the 120-year history of the Sherman Act, in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation.
  • Obtained partial settlements surpassing $1.2 billion to date in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation.
  • Recovered over $1.2 billion for plaintiffs in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation.

Antitrust

Robins Kaplan LLP

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Location

2800 LaSalle Plaza

800 LaSalle Avenue

Minneapolis

Minnesota

USA

MN 55402

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Antitrust: Plaintiff


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